Dr. Matthew Brennan and cardiovascular invasive specialist Raheen Jordan review an X-ray in Duke Regional’s new cardiac cath lab
When someone has blockages in the arteries that feed the heart, or heart rhythm disturbances, fast access to a cardiac catheterization laboratory can mean the difference between life and death. Duke Regional Hospital's new cardiac cath lab is now open in Durham, and offers the latest heart disease treatment advances.
24/7 Emergency Heart Services
“The new cath lab at Duke Regional Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility for the delivery of minimally invasive cardiac care,” says Dr. Matthew Brennan, MD, MPH, an interventional cardiologist with Triangle Heart Associates. “It houses some of the latest technology available in any cath lab in the Triangle.”
In the cath lab, doctors take care of both the “plumbing” (coronary and structural heart disease) and the heart’s electrical systems.
“A large portion of our work at Duke Regional Hospital is centered around the assessment and treatment of coronary artery disease through the evaluation of chest pain or heart failure symptoms,” says Matthew Brennan, MD. The hospital’s 24/7 emergency heart services allow rapid treatment of heart attacks and heart rhythm disturbances.
“The new cath lab allows us to continue to offer cutting-edge coronary and electrophysiology services, and incorporate the latest technologic advances in the treatment of heart disease,” says Brennan.